Each year at the Festival, the presence of international professionals is reinforced, both in number of European professionals, but also in terms of personalities coming to meet the public and French and French professionals. This increased presence shows the growing interest of foreigners in the quality of productions initiated by French and French authors, directors and producers.
Ambition of the Rendez-vous of Francophone Creation
The Rendez-vous of the Francophone Creation aim to facilitate and privilege the meeting between international investors and French and French producers carrying projects of series in French language with international potential.
With the Rendez-vous de la Création Francophone, the Festival creates a convivial meeting space, a privileged and intimate working environment where Francophone producers (accompanied by their authors) are likely to meet foreign investors who are attentive and interested in the production of series in French language.
Principle of the Rendez-Vous of Francophone creation
Wednesday, September 12 afternoon, in pre-opening of the Festival of Fiction, BtoB meetings will be organized between international professionals invited to La Rochelle, whether producers, distributors or broadcasters and French-speaking producers carrying TV series in French with international potential.
A structuring organization in three stages
The Festival has launched a call for projects aimed at Francophone producers with Francophone TV series projects with international potential. A dozen projects have been carefully selected by a committee of professionals for their uniqueness, originality, strong international potential and interest in French-language channels.
The selected producers will have the opportunity and the privilege to meet foreign investors, among the most important in Europe and in the world (Amazon Studios, Beta Film, ZDF, RAI, ITV Studios, A & E Networks, Radio Canada, etc.) especially to these Rendez-vous to listen to them and discover their projects.
Each series project, currently being funded, will be presented by the producer and the author in about ten minutes. It’s up to them to convince the investor of the interest of production and the international potential of the project!
*In partnership with SACD